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Chester Bidwell Darrall

Chester Bidwell Darrall

Chester Bidwell Darrall (June 24, 1842 – January 1, 1908) was a Republican Congressman from Louisiana in the latter 19th Century.

Early life and military service

He was born near Addison, Morgan City), Louisiana.

Political career

Darrall was elected a member of the State Senate of Louisiana in 1868. In 1869 Darrall was elected as a 47th Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress, being defeated by fellow Republican William Pitt Kellogg. After his service in Congress, Darrall was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur to be Registrar of the United States Land Office in New Orleans from 1883 to 1885. He ran one final time, unsuccessfully, for Congress in 1888. After that, Darrall moved to Washington, D.C., where he wrote a series of books about combat medicine and surgery. He is interred in Glenwood Cemetery in the District of Columbia.[2]


  1. ^ This congressional election was part of a larger set of controversies in the 1876 presidential election.
  2. ^ "Funeral of Dr. Chester B. Darrall". The Evening Star. January 7, 1908. p. 16. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Parkinson Newsham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

1869 – 1878
Succeeded by
Joseph Hayes Acklen
Preceded by
Joseph Hayes Acklen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

1881 – 1883
Succeeded by
William Pitt Kellogg
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